Penrhos Park Holidays are your friendly, family-run holiday park offering high quality accommodation in picturesque West Wales. We provide everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.
Explore the area
Penrhos Park is surrounded by an abundance of Welsh, natural beauty and there are plenty of ways to enjoy it all year round.
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There is much to explore amongst the scenic hikes of mountains and coastal paths, the ancient ruins of Welsh castles, the prospering seaside towns and the rush of mountain biking trails. Uncover our family favourites here and redefine your weekend.
Cambrian Safaris offer tours which are a relaxing wander through the quietest parts of north Ceredigion and the Cambrian Mountains to enjoy the peace. It's a time out, to give people an overview of the area and to immerse in the tranquility and to see close up, real lives lived in these mountains past and present. We reach places others can't and also hope to give the desire and confidence to return and explore more on their own.
Tours are all exclusive and bespoke, please see our website for some ideas about what we do, but the main offering would be a full day out from your accommodation. The usual half day alternative would be from Devil's Bridge or from the edge of Aberystwyth.
Corris Mine Explorers is an award winning underground exploration of an abandoned slate mine. Experienced tour guides will take you into the dark, damp tunnels of the old Braich Goch mineworks. There are 3 tours to choose from, depending on ability. Minimum age is 8 for a / mile exploration. The most difficult experience will take up to 4.5 hours to complete. Pre-book online.
Rheidol Riding Centre offers fantastic trekking and hacking around the Rheidol Valley. All types of leisure riding and training are offered from / hour lead rein for small children on quiet ponies through to 1—2.5 hour hacks for competent and experienced riders. Safety helmets are provided free and additional body protection can be hired.
Red Kite Feeding
Bwlch Nant yr Arian near Aberystwyth is well known for its daily feeding of the Red Kites. Expect to see up to 150 birds, mostly local and from within a 10 mile radius, swooping down towards the lake
— an amazing sight. If you are a walker, runner or mountain biker there are a range of trails to choose from. Each trail shows a grading so that you can choose the one that suits you. There is a skills park for mountain bikers to practice their technique and to warm up before hitting the longer trail. Children can pick up a Discovery Backpack from the Visitor Centre which includes binoculars, magnifying glass, a bug pot and an identification card which includes instructions. After all that adventure you can sit back and have a hot or cold snack in the café.
Shopaholic or not, treat yourself to a visit to Cardigan. The town has a strong cultural and historical identity and it appreciates the importance of community and local produce. Home to artists, artisans and creatives the bustling high street is lined with independent cafes, craft shops and galleries.
On the Water
For fans of water sports, or if you just want to give it a go why not contact Cardigan Bay Watersports. There is a choice of activities to choose from to suit all ages. There is an instructor present and a hire facility available.
Myths and Legends
For lovers of myths and legends visit King Arthur's Labyrinth. A hooded, dark age boatman will guide you through the underground tunnels while you discover the mythical stories of Wales, a world filled with dragons and giants, battles and King Arthur himself.
Ride the Rails
The Vale of Rheidol narrow gauge steam train will take you along a 12 mile journey from Aberystwyth into the heart of the Cambrian Mountains through some of Wales’ most beautiful and spectacular scenery. Ending at Devil’s Bridge, Devil’s Bridge Falls is a spectacular waterfall attraction. Take the 10 minute walk down to the river to view the punchbowl and see the three bridges, one on top of the other. Discover why the original bridge was called the Devil*s Bridge.
New Quay is a bustling holiday resort on the Cardigan Bay Coast. With sandy beaches to build sandcastles and rock pools to explore, this gem of a town will keep everyone busy. Sit on the harbour wall and look out for the famous Cardigan Bay dolphins or take one of the regular boat tours to spot these beautiful creatures. Or just sit back and relax in one of the cafes overlooking the harbour and simply watch the world go by.
Gin is the drink of the moment so why not book a tour at Da Mhile Distillery in Llandysul for a taste of their organically produced gin.
Yes, you can find exotic plants and butterflies in Ceredigion. At the Magic of Life Butterfly House you will be greeted by a myriad of free-flying, tropical butterflies. There are exhibits of giant insects, caterpillars and marine life.
Fun on the Farm
Fantasy Farm Park is a family run working farm in the heart of the Mid Wales countryside. Let the children take the opportunity to get up close and interact with friendly farm animals before exploring all the activities available. There are swings and slides as well as tractor rides and crazy golf. There are also Go Karts and a Rodeo Bull for the more adventurous. A good opportunity for the grownups to put your feet up whilst the youngsters run around and let off steam.
Stroll through the Largest Town in Ceredigion
The university town of Aberystwyth is the unofficial capital of Mid Wales and is a popular tourism destination. The town has some lovely independent shops so it shouldn’t be too difficult to stock up on souvenirs. There is an abundance of places for foodies to choose from — from coffee or fish and chip shops to bars and restaurants and maybe the odd cocktail bar. The seafront boasts the oldest pier in Wales. The best vantage point to see Aberystwyth is at the end of North Beach promenade and up the 430 feet to Constitution Hill (you can take a tram).
The Ceredigion Museum is housed in a preserved Edwardian theatre and situated near the seafront in Aberystwyth. It is home to permanent and temporary displays that explore the heritage of Ceredigion, its culture and its art. Most of the items on display have been donated by local people.
Visit the castle
Cardigan Castle dates from the 11t Century and is the birthplace of the first National Eisteddfod. Explore the medieval walls and castle remains. Visit the Georgian mansion built inside the castle walls in the early 1800s and wander through the beautiful Grade 11listed gardens. Sit on the terrace of the 1176 Restaurant and admire the river views.
Step Back in Time
Visit Llanerchaeron Estate which is managed by the National Trust. Built as a farmyard complex and set in the most beautiful of landscapes tour the estate’s service and ancillary buildings and the walled garden which hosts veteran fruit trees, some of which are around 200 years old. Enjoy a cup of tea and a cake before exploring the house or have a picnic by the River Aeron as the children look for fairy doors.
Discover the best Seaside Town in Ceredigion
Explore the colourful town of Aberaeron where each house is painted a different colour. There are independent shops and craft centres to discover, as well as plenty of places to eat. Why not stroll along the harbour then treat yourselves to fish and chips from the New Celtic Restaurant followed by a honey ice cream from the Hive.
Trying to find a place to let the kids loose whilst you sit and have a coffee? Situated at the Moody Cow in Ffos-y-Ffin you will find the ideal spot at the Moody Calf Play Barn which combines outdoor play with an indoor soft play area. The Moody Cow also has its own restaurant.
Pottery at the Green Shed
Looking for something creative to do with the kids? If you like pottery, Pot Sian in Caerwedros is a must see visit for all ages. There is a large selection of affordable pottery suitable for all ages - a great way to take your own unique souvenir home with you.